Cheddar Morning Business Update 12/5: Nike’s “Zoom Vaporfly 4 Percent” sneaker

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Top morning business and technology headlines for Dec. 5, 2017:

  • Starbucks is partnering with the Amazon of China: Alibaba. The coffee giant has announced the opening of a reserve roastery in Shanghai with an immersive augmented reality shopping experience. Visitors can use an app to order their coffee. The app includes details about brewing methods and offers to sign up for “coffee tasting experiences.”
  • Nike has found a way to make running a bit easier. A study shows that Nike’s “Zoom Vaporfly 4 Percent” sneaker reduces energy use while running by 4 percent. Shalane Flanagan, the winner of the New York City Marathon, was wearing the shoes when she won this year’s race. The sneakers cost $250.
  • “House of Cards” will return, and it’s Claire Underwood’s time to shine. Netflix has announced that the show’s final season will resume production without Kevin Spacey. It will be eight episodes rather than the typical 13. Robin Wright will assume the lead role, returning to play Claire Underwood.

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  • US criticizes EU for moving too slowly in trade talks

    US criticizes EU for moving too slowly in trade talks

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 12:28 PM EDT2018-10-17 16:28:18 GMT
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    U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross says the EU is moving too slowly in trade talks and is warning that President Donald Trump's patience with the Europeans might soon run out.
    U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross says the EU is moving too slowly in trade talks and is warning that President Donald Trump's patience with the Europeans might soon run out.
  • Britain, EU decide to take some time in getting Brexit right

    Britain, EU decide to take some time in getting Brexit right

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 4:07 AM EDT2018-10-17 08:07:58 GMT
    Wednesday, October 17 2018 5:31 PM EDT2018-10-17 21:31:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Francisco Seco). European Council President Donald Tusk touches his eyebrow after delivering a statement during a joint news conference following a Tripartite Social Summit roundtable at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday,...(AP Photo/Francisco Seco). European Council President Donald Tusk touches his eyebrow after delivering a statement during a joint news conference following a Tripartite Social Summit roundtable at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday,...
    European Union leaders are converging on Brussels for what had been billed as a "moment of truth" Brexit summit but which now holds little promise for a breakthrough.
    European Union leaders are converging on Brussels for what had been billed as a "moment of truth" Brexit summit but which now holds little promise for a breakthrough.
  • Jubilant customers light up as pot sales begin in Canada

    Jubilant customers light up as pot sales begin in Canada

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 10:38 PM EDT2018-10-17 02:38:03 GMT
    Wednesday, October 17 2018 5:24 PM EDT2018-10-17 21:24:42 GMT
    (Paul Daly/The Canadian Press via AP, File). FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2018, file photo, Thomas Clarke poses for a photo outside his cannabis store, THC Distribution, in Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, Newfoundland and Labrador. On Wednesday, Oct. 17, Canada ...(Paul Daly/The Canadian Press via AP, File). FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2018, file photo, Thomas Clarke poses for a photo outside his cannabis store, THC Distribution, in Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, Newfoundland and Labrador. On Wednesday, Oct. 17, Canada ...
    And they're off: Canada starts legal marijuana sales and becomes world's largest national pot marketplace.
    And they're off: Canada starts legal marijuana sales and becomes world's largest national pot marketplace.
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